Start-Up Chile Wins Avonni Award for Best Public Innovation

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Avonni Awards!

Sebastian Piñera, the President of Chile, presented Start-Up Chile with the annual Avonni Award for best Public Innovation alongside the Minister of Economy, Pablo Longueira, the former Minister of Economy, Juan Andrés Fontaine, Hernán Cheyre, Corfo’s Executive VP, Nicolas Shea, Start-Up Chile’s founder, and Jean Boudeguer Start-Up Chile’s Executive Director.

We are proud to receive the prize for best Public Innovation which is just one of the other sectors like Agriculture, Energy/Environment, IT, Education, Social Entrepreneurship, Services, Design, and Health for which the prizes are awarded.

President Piñera was adamant about promoting innovation during the ceremony saying that “2013 is going to be the year of innovation” and we think that, with our outstanding entrepreneurs and the support from North to South of Chile, 2012 is going to be a pretty awesome innovation year as well.

Thanks to everyone for their support!